Winning as Quickly as Possible with TRICKY Gambits

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In this video, I play a 1-hour arena blitz chess tournament on lichess and try to win with as quickly as possible with a variety of creative gambits and tricky opening traps.

0:30 Jerome Gambit - 8 move win
1:50 Stafford Gambit - 9 move win
3:40 Englund Gambit
9:27 Wing Gambit thing I saw on Twitter
13:49 Blackmar Diemer Gambit
20:45 Wing Gambit + English = WINGLISH
26:23 Herrstrom Gambit
36:55 Development Gambit vs PIRC
43:27 Benoni Gambit. Smith Morra Gambit. Botez Gambit.
45:50 Smith Morra + Grand Prix = QUICK WIN
48:06 Wing Gambit + King’s Gambit + Evan’s Gambit
53:44 Hillbilly vs Caro Kann

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  • dunkel-zombi fiziert-heit
    dunkel-zombi fiziert-heit2 ditë më parë

    so, you are this chess guy? xD

  • KnD Ghe͜͡nadie
    KnD Ghe͜͡nadie3 ditë më parë

    38:28 why black doesn't take the a1 with Queen? it's not defend on that position

  • Joel Naicker
    Joel Naicker3 ditë më parë

    Eric is the most funniest chess player I know lol

  • Marcos b
    Marcos b3 ditë më parë

    I’ve had a couple of guard geese when I a was a child… they honk and sheet everywhere…

  • bruce okelo
    bruce okelo3 ditë më parë

    At 8:35 when Eric plays queen E4 I'm taking his bishop with my rook just to be belligerent. If queen captures back my knight comes in with check forking the queen and king and exposing the queen to recapture. Then after Eric captures the dark square white bishop we in a queen and rook Vs double black rooks endgame and I'm plus 8

  • bruce okelo

    bruce okelo

    3 ditë më parë

    Actually I see the guy did do a version of that lol

  • Guilherme Almeida
    Guilherme Almeida4 ditë më parë

    53:09 made me burst a loud laugh. Your face was exactly like my reaction

  • Soplica
    Soplica7 ditë më parë

    3:55 brick on pipi time. Petrosian hand me a brick

  • Juse10
    Juse107 ditë më parë

    Watched the entire thing! My favorite gambit was the wing gambit you saw on twitter at 9:27, followed by the improv smiley face gambit. I’m no good at chess myself, attempted to climb the ladder a while ago and capped out at 600. Your videos are great though and I love all your content :)

  • R. Veda
    R. Veda9 ditë më parë

    Versus, not verse. (Another error I never heard in my youth. (Perhaps how things eventually become not errors). The worst one I never heard before age 20 is 'is, is'.)

  • Felix Levy
    Felix Levy10 ditë më parë

    "When you see a good move, look for a better move." - Eric Rosen

  • Fafu
    Fafu10 ditë më parë

    insanely wild games!

  • doo do
    doo do11 ditë më parë

    Let’s see a guard goose gambit

  • MasterJBT
    MasterJBT12 ditë më parë

    I made it that far, my favorite gambit was the smiley face gambit

  • John Leal
    John Leal12 ditë më parë

    38:31 Why did not take the tower with the queen in a1+?

  • Seallv
    Seallv13 ditë më parë

    Ive made it this far, fun video! I dont have favorite gambit, but its all fun.

  • PiercingSight
    PiercingSight14 ditë më parë

    That Smith Morra Grand Prix was NASTY!! You didn't have to humiliate them like that! Dang!

  • Jose Lopez
    Jose Lopez14 ditë më parë


  • Matt Groters
    Matt Groters15 ditë më parë

    Thank you for not really using profanity. And being so good at what you do.

  • Léo Charpentier
    Léo Charpentier16 ditë më parë

    Never have i enjoyed a chess video this much

  • Zukushi
    Zukushi16 ditë më parë

    0:47 what if the opponent plays NG6???

  • Twerkenstein
    Twerkenstein16 ditë më parë

    It's weird cause your face is stupid but your brain is smart!!!!!! I'm intrigued.

  • Aimane Benour
    Aimane Benour16 ditë më parë

    qll of them

  • Tom Finn
    Tom Finn16 ditë më parë

    Herrstrom Gambit was March of the Pawnguins. I'll see myself out.

  • crowdozer
    crowdozer17 ditë më parë

    27:55 wtf lol this looks so goofy

  • Kakegurui
    Kakegurui18 ditë më parë

    at 0:47, what if instead of g6 to defend from check, what if opponent moves king e6? i know you can still check him with f5 then he goes d6, both black pieces still defended so does that beat the purpose? coz now yeah you managed to disrupt his ranks and removed his castling rights but you still lost 2 important pieces. Am i missing something, sorry im quite the newbie

  • Dhruva Sagar
    Dhruva Sagar18 ditë më parë

    My favourite gambit is Gambit

  • Shreshth Mishra
    Shreshth Mishra18 ditë më parë

    Absolutely barbaric chess. Love it. That stalemate in the second to last game and the hillbilly gambit at the end were my favourite!

  • Manuel Romero
    Manuel Romero18 ditë më parë

    Romanticism lives again in blitz time controls! Thank you @Eric Rosen

  • Hb Dance
    Hb Dance18 ditë më parë

    What about 28th move in PIRC gambit Bxb5+? Is it bad? In 41:46

  • Karma _Akabane
    Karma _Akabane19 ditë më parë

    Jerome gambit :)

  • NucleaRaven
    NucleaRaven19 ditë më parë

    old benoni gambit is my fav :)

  • Chaoticcube 164
    Chaoticcube 16420 ditë më parë

    when a murderous zombie clown gambits

  • Forever Endeavor
    Forever Endeavor20 ditë më parë

    GREAT VIDEO keep it up!

  • YX Gan
    YX Gan21 ditë më parë

    Alternative title:Eric Rosen making new gambits for 57 minutes straight

  • YX Gan
    YX Gan21 ditë më parë

    The Herrstrom game was so cool lol

  • Freakxop
    Freakxop22 ditë më parë

    When you see a good move, look for a better move too ~Eric Rosen.

  • sepehr solouki
    sepehr solouki22 ditë më parë

    i made it this far

  • M Armas
    M Armas23 ditë më parë

    I made it till the end … I just love you running nothing but gambits.

  • brdrss
    brdrss24 ditë më parë

    stafford is so fun but i’ve never played hillbilly and i enjoy it

  • pan klovatina
    pan klovatina24 ditë më parë

    Made it to the end. I do not have any favorite gambit, but maybe I will have one if you invent Guard goose gambit.

  • Rockstar Joe
    Rockstar Joe25 ditë më parë

    but why couldnt the rook just take your knight in the second win

  • mrguy7337
    mrguy733726 ditë më parë

    Why is ne7 not a blunder at 8 min

  • Kwstas Ruth
    Kwstas Ruth27 ditë më parë

    I saw the rook hung live and i was like "what did I miss? Why cant he take the rook? Im 1400 so I must have missed a tactic or something" So i was searching for a minute and eventually gave up... haha

  • OnlyGoodGaming _
    OnlyGoodGaming _28 ditë më parë

    I remember seeing a video of Eric 4 years ago saying that he doesn't like gambitimgans giving away stuuf and he prefers to play reserved take stuff and try to defend and now he has an one hour ALthe video where he plays only gambits

  • Asha Lost
    Asha Lost28 ditë më parë

    congratulations on winning :)

  • Hamza
    Hamza28 ditë më parë

    35:23 “whenever you see a good move, look for a better move” lifestyle coach typa shit, love it

  • Elias Kjærbo

    Elias Kjærbo

    26 ditë më parë

    He’s quoting Emanuel Lasker

  • МГ
    МГ29 ditë më parë

    38:29 Rook!

  • Christian Andrie Asne
    Christian Andrie Asne29 ditë më parë

    45:52 Eric Rosen's Rival 2nd placer Quick Win

  • Maksim Yasinsky
    Maksim Yasinsky29 ditë më parë

    I made it that far

  • Omar Shaikh
    Omar Shaikh29 ditë më parë

    lol 26:30 was my fav game... what even was that

  • NoNarnia
    NoNarnia29 ditë më parë

    I love this videos

  • ButterflyGlaze Playz
    ButterflyGlaze Playz29 ditë më parë

    how do you spell jerome or jerone

  • Curious Mayank
    Curious MayankMuaj më parë


  • Miguel Delgado
    Miguel DelgadoMuaj më parë

    Watched till the end. Very entertaining and instructional. Eric, you are a beast! Smith-Morra gambit.

  • Alex Wells
    Alex WellsMuaj më parë

    "You're that chess guy!" 🤣🤣

  • Simon Scherer
    Simon SchererMuaj më parë

    Lucchini gambit🤝

  • Donnyron
    DonnyronMuaj më parë

    You should play the Standford Gambit. It's very powerful.

  • Tom Sturgess
    Tom SturgessMuaj më parë

    "I thought that was just a strong check but I guess that's mate".

  • Esteban Guillen
    Esteban GuillenMuaj më parë

    Loved them ALL

  • Joshua Harnden
    Joshua HarndenMuaj më parë

    Made it to the end, liked the Smith Morra 😌

  • Simon Waters
    Simon WatersMuaj më parë

    Favourite - Game 11, all the gambits.. wrong result mind

  • aristifa
    aristifaMuaj më parë

    Great stuff man! Gambit them all

  • Jose Mercado
    Jose MercadoMuaj më parë

    jerome all day

  • Артур Газалов
    Артур ГазаловMuaj më parë

    The whole session was just lovely! I took great pleasure in it.

  • Christian Watts
    Christian WattsMuaj më parë

    " at this point it feels like I'm just playing with my food" ....hahaha, savage

  • OwenTheMousey
    OwenTheMouseyMuaj më parë

    19 gambits played in total 4 new gambits invented (smiley face, winglish, beno-morr-tez, grand morra)

  • LoafOfFloof ;3
    LoafOfFloof ;3Muaj më parë

    Evans gambit because you are so civilized

  • User ce8183hdbf
    User ce8183hdbfMuaj më parë

    38:30 why didn't he take the rook lol

  • starrly 07
    starrly 07Muaj më parë

    ما شاء الله عليك حافظ معظم الافتاحيات

  • Nemanja Maksimovic
    Nemanja MaksimovicMuaj më parë

    Tried 70% of these, none worked, rip

  • Mark Martens
    Mark MartensMuaj më parë

    Too fast moving for me. Though I watched it.

  • star lia
    star liaMuaj më parë

    not necessarily favorite but i always loose against kings gambit lmao

  • Sycarium Moonshine
    Sycarium MoonshineMuaj më parë

    Shoutout to Ivan12_BKT for defusing Erics attack so bloody well. 2100s are no joke!

  • Chompo
    ChompoMuaj më parë

    Actually watched the whole thing Idek y it’s 5 am now

  • Tim Rieksmeier
    Tim RieksmeierMuaj më parë

    Bro your cambits are Sick! Watched the hole Video!

  • downtown7
    downtown7Muaj më parë

    Hi Twitch Chat

  • bYOUtuful
    bYOUtufulMuaj më parë

    38:30 why didn’t opponent take the rook?

  • Phoenix Hudson
    Phoenix HudsonMuaj më parë

    My favorite gambit was the smiley face gambit vs the stone wall. Fascinating to watch, really enjoy watching you play so effortlessly. I feel like there needs to be a gambit called the Guard Goose Gambit :)

  • ahmed rmh
    ahmed rmhMuaj më parë

    Made it this far and couldn’t sleep cuz of excitement 😵‍💫😁🤣

  • JayDubbzIt
    JayDubbzItMuaj më parë

    I made it this far.

  • Veavictis Asmadi
    Veavictis AsmadiMuaj më parë

    That third game was insane! What a turnaround from a guy 500 points lower! I stopped at every move to see what I would do and white really surprised me towards the end.

  • Yahia
    YahiaMuaj më parë

    Wai wut 38:27 free rook , and also u had bc1 to defend both pawns but thats not the eric style of playing..

  • Michael Mammoliti
    Michael MammolitiMuaj më parë

    "I'll invest in a Guard Goose" AHAHAH

  • Josh Smith
    Josh SmithMuaj më parë

    King's gambit + Wing gambit = Kwing's gambit

  • Momo
    MomoMuaj më parë

    That Herrstrom game felt so weird, such an empty board, and the first 8 moves were just bullying the knight

  • Michal Ferencz
    Michal FerenczMuaj më parë

    Now I feel I just like play with my food.. :)

  • Peppermint Miso
    Peppermint MisoMuaj më parë

    50:10 The En Passant Gambit: Brick Variation

  • Peppermint Miso
    Peppermint MisoMuaj më parë

    27:05 Ahh yes. the Pawn-ziani

  • Fordy2198
    Fordy2198Muaj më parë

    Eric's GM title will stand for Gambit master lol

  • Zap Zack
    Zap ZackMuaj më parë

    Ironically I don't use gambits because the opponent's moves vary but I like watching gambit games.

  • Adam Moloney
    Adam MoloneyMuaj më parë

    I made it this far and I need sleep now but my fave was probably the one where you just fucking charged with all the pawns. imagine the guys face thinking you're a noob.

  • elmolk
    elmolkMuaj më parë

    Yes, made it to the end. And my favorite gambit is the Jerome. Thank you for this series

  • Lifa Njisane
    Lifa NjisaneMuaj më parë

    How are these guys so good at chess 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

  • alquest
    alquestMuaj më parë

    No one yet? Goose were used by the ancient romans as guards. They are better than dogs.

  • Rakeem Keem
    Rakeem KeemMuaj më parë

    "There's a silly line" Destroys opponent with no mercy

  • Spitty Jr.

    Spitty Jr.

    Muaj më parë


  • gamewizl
    gamewizlMuaj më parë

    This is more civilized. This is brutality!

  • TrueNoob
    TrueNoobMuaj më parë

    27:50 “ I’v got so much room to breathe… I feel this is a good opening for someone who’s been claustrophobic “ - Eric Rosen

  • SavirNilrey
    SavirNilreyMuaj më parë

    all of them :D

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    Vitaly Dmtry SvidlerMuaj më parë


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